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Iran / Isolation #129500

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 06, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tehran: Bill Redeker) Problems faced by an Iran that may now wish to become less isolated featured; details given of Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani's request that United States pressure Israel to release Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners. [RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) says if they are released, release of western hostages will continue.] Importance of Rafsanjani's role in hostage release for Iran's own economy explained; details given of Iran's economic problems coupled with a population explosion. [IRANIAN - says Iran is not a terrorist.] Examples of waning of revolutionary fervor of Iran under Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini cited; scenes shown from streets of Tehran, Iran.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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